Where Did the Name Pansy O’Hara From the Book Gone With The Wind Come From?

Margaret Mitchell was a first-time writer when in 1936 she submitted a manuscript of Civil War stories told to her by her grandfather.

The title of the manuscript was “Tomorrow Is Another Day”, featuring a Southern belle character named Pansy O’Hara.

The publisher convinced her to change the book’s name to Gone With The Wind.

where did the name pansy ohara from the book gone with the wind come from

The title of the book was taken from a line from a nineteenth-century poem by Ernest Dowson, and, after a bitter argument, “Pansy” was changed to “Scarlett.”

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